Here it is already, another year gone by.
I’ve spent this past year trying to reach my number 1 goal – to be happy.
I always write down my resolutions at the beginning of each year. It started long ago as a child. Not sure how it all began but I did and I continue to this day. Maybe because I’ve always thought we can change ourselves, change our “stars” so to speak. My mom would always tell me that I could be anything I wanted to be as long as I worked hard enough. Good advice, but the work part was hard though.
I didn’t pick “being happy” because I wasn’t, it was just that I wanted to focus more on being happy to see how it would affect other phases of my life.
Maybe it’s obvious but if I was happier then I thought I would be nicer to be around I guess.
I hope I was.
I did notice some good changes though.
I found that I wasn’t as anxious about things.
I used to “over” worry about everything because I had discovered as a child that if I did, then the “worst” never happened. It was my personal insurance policy I bought as a kid. Unfortunately, it stayed with me too. Guess habits are hard to break.
This probably doesn’t sound particularly logical, but to me as a kid, it worked and that’s what mattered.
But, focusing on Being Happy also had other benefits. I slept better. I began the habit of looking for areas or situations that would make be happy and conversely I began to avoid unhappy situations. Even people that hated me, rather than getting upset I just avoided them. I mention this only because I’ve been told by a few people this year that apparently I do have a hater in my life. Not sure why, but I don’t need to find a reason anymore. Before it would have bothered me, now I just keep moving on.
I can’t say the year started out easily but over time it became more automatic. Not saying either that I never got angry, because at times I did. And I did encounter obstacles along the way, too. But nothing seemed insurmountable. I don’t know if its because I’m in a better mood or if the problems I faced were “easier” to deal with.
At any rate, I’m happy. And, we’re coming to the end of another year.
My family and friends are still with me. And I’m anxious to spend time with them all over the holidays.
Still I can’t wait for next year.
But before it comes, I just want to say:
I’m pretty grateful for this one.
Check out the video link – this is sure to make anyone happy.